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Can optic neuritis return after it goes away?

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Once your vision is back to normal, you can get optic neuritis again, especially if you have MS. If your symptoms return, be sure to tell your doctor. Report any new symptoms or those that get worse, too.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Ophthalmology: "What Is Optic Neuritis?"

America Optometric Association: "How Your Eyes Work."

Cleveland Clinic: "Optic Neuritis."

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: "Optic Neuritis and MS."

Nancy Holland, EdD, RN.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Diagnosis and Management of Vision Problems in MS," "Vision Problems: The Basic Facts."

Noseworthy, J. Neurology, 2001.

UptoDate: "Optic neuritis: Pathophysiology, clinical features, and diagnosis," "Optic neuritis: Prognosis and treatment."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on April 21, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Ophthalmology: "What Is Optic Neuritis?"

America Optometric Association: "How Your Eyes Work."

Cleveland Clinic: "Optic Neuritis."

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: "Optic Neuritis and MS."

Nancy Holland, EdD, RN.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Diagnosis and Management of Vision Problems in MS," "Vision Problems: The Basic Facts."

Noseworthy, J. Neurology, 2001.

UptoDate: "Optic neuritis: Pathophysiology, clinical features, and diagnosis," "Optic neuritis: Prognosis and treatment."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on April 21, 2019

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